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Eurobrief October 2011

CEMBUREAU discusses EU ETS with Korea

On 24 October 2011, CEMBUREAU met with a delegation of governmental officials and journalists from Korea in order to discuss the impact of the EU’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) on the European cement industry. In July 2011, the Korean Government submitted a bill to Parliament which includes plans for the establishment of a cap and trade emissions trading scheme as of 1 January 2015.

Draft consultative report on a low carbon economy

The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety is currently working on the draft consultative report on A Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050 by Rapporteur Chris Davies (Alliance of Liberal Democrats in Europe, UK).

ETS: Commission proposes insider dealing and market manipulation Regulation

On 20 October 2011, the European Commission adopted two proposals in relation to insider dealing and market manipulation in the EU’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) context...

Carbon pricing: future role for energy intensive industries

Climate Strategies has recently published two papers regarding the relationship between carbon pricing and carbon leakage...

EU on track to achieve Kyoto targets

According to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on 7 October 2011, the European Union is on track to achieve its Kyoto Protocol target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Council does not oppose volume of GHG emission allowances and EU registry

The Council has decided not to oppose the adoption of the following European Commission's legislative acts...

GHG Protocol launches two new GHG accounting standards

On 4 October 2011, the GHG Protocol launched the following new greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting standards...

IEA hosts industry experts review workshop

On 6 October 2011, CEMBUREAU attend a workshop organised by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris. A number of industry sectors were represented during the workshop including cement, steel, paper, aluminium and chemicals.